Hornets - granting of species protection exemptions for nest relocation, nest removal

Service Description

Hornets are useful and peaceful insects. A large hornet colony can feed up to 500 grams of insects to its brood in one day. There is also no increased risk of being stung by a hornet.

The native hornet (Vespa crabro) is one of the legally protected species because of its acute population threat. Hornets often nest in cavities of residential buildings that are difficult to access. This can lead to nuisance to the residents. Since hornets are protected species, they must not be killed and their nests must not be destroyed. Therefore, hornet colonies are only relocated (or if this is not possible, removed) if there is a concrete danger to the residents.

special notes for District-free City Erfurt
  • Information
  • Statements
  • Intervention permits
  • Determination of compensation and replacement measures
  • Implementation control
  • Intervention register
  • Development plans; landscape conservation plans (LPB)

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Naturschutz/Landschaftspflege

Visiting address
Stauffenbergallee 18
99085 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-2552
0361 655-2609
Opening times
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 18:00 Friday 09:00 - 12:00
Transport connection

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